Great Northern Diver and Puffin

25th April 2021 –bright and sunny E2/3
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve is open though the hides and visitor centre remain closed to comply with social distancing measures, please remember the rule of six.
Morning observations (0700-0900) revealed 441 Common Scoter, 232 Sandwich Tern, 76 Gannet, 52 Guillemot, 30 Red-throated Diver, 15 Razorbill, 6 Arctic Tern, 4 Teal, 2 Manx Shearwater and single Great Northern Diver, Puffin and Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 30 Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 40 Pink-footed Geese headed north early morning and 10 Lesser Redpoll were amongst a further trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included: 1000 Dunlin, 92 Whimbrel, 21 Golden Plover, 5 Snipe and single Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank.
The long-staying Hooded Crow continues in residence.
Breeding Birds
A total of 6 Grasshopper Warbler are now in suitable breeding habitat across the island.